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2YO set for debut at the Valley

A dashing colt by the name of Untie The Knot (Ocean Park x The Iffraaj Dame) will make his raceday debut at Moonee Valley on Friday evening.

He will be the first of many upcoming two year-old runners for Eden Racing this season.

Purchased in conjunction with Bluegrass Bloodstock at the 2018 New Zealand Karaka Sale from the draft of Trelawney Stud, Untie The Knot hails from the family of Group One winner and multiple Group Two and Three winner La Bella Dama. He is a full brother to Ocean Knight who boasts a scintillating debut win and finished within 2 lengths of the winner in the Gr.2 Danehill Stakes last start.

"I have had time for this horse from the first day he stepped foot in the stable. I feel we will be seeing the best of him after a break in the Autumn but the race experience he will gain should prove valuable ahead of his return," trainer Shea Eden said

Untie The Knot will be sure to take plenty of benefit from the race experience in the Dominant Hygiene Systems Maiden Plate (1000m) in what looks to be a suitable first up target.

By the all-conquering Ocean Park, the colt will be hoping to follow in the successful footsteps of current Ocean Park progeny.

Ocean Park’s string of winners and stakes performers earned him the prestigious accolade of being the champion New Zealand based Australian Second Season Sire. He was the first New Zealand stallion to achieve a top five placing on this premiership over an eight-year period.

Untie The Knot will jump from barrier three with Ben Allen booked to ride.